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of why they're a great place to join. >> bob king, thank you, sir, mr. president, for joining us tonight. a lot of viewers are well younger because they don't remember the fights after world war ii and all that fight about right to work and whether states should have a right to pass these laws. make your case quite simply. why should a worker be forced to join a union? >> well, let's start out with the facts. no worker in america is forced to join a union. the national labor re-elections act say that any worker -- our uaw constitution says any worker who does not want to be a member, does not have to be. they still work. the question here really is do citizens in a community pay their fair share of the police, the fire, the snow removal, any of the services they get from that community? yes, they do. i want to ask governor snyder, is he -- >> no, no. bob, let me ask you the question. i know you had fun with me on that one. in other words, you have to pay the equivalent of the dues even if you're not a member of the union, right? you're forced to do it in order to work. >> you don't have
? >> just one. mr. king, if you can hear me, i was wondering if there's anything that the unions can actually do to deprive some of the nonpaying members from the rights you're able to put together. is there anything you can do as an incentive or leverage to get people to pay if this measure goes through? >> again, the vast majority of our members in right to work states now, a huge majority, do pay their dues. they want to be part of the union. it's just that this is an attack because we herped elect president obama, because we stand up for working people. >> but the question, mr. king -- >> we're not going to allow that to happen. >> are there any measures you can actually take against those that decide to opt out of paying of being a part of your union, that perhaps they won't receive some of the benefits of -- >> you know, honestly, honestly, i'm not interested in excising leverage. we do a great job. we think the great job we do, members will continue to -- the vast majority, 98, 99% will continue to pay their union dues. but we have to understand this. this is part of a nationa
to come to michigan. >> let me go back to mr. king. >> this is about growing jobs. yes. >> you have had a great -- let me just tell you what i know, how good you are because it was a clean union from the beginning. it's a very liberal union with big picture ideas. isn't just interested in wages and work rules. interested in the welfare of middle class people. you have a great union there. is this right to work thing really going to hurt your union and kill the esprit de corps of the union workers? why would this hurt them? >> i don't think it will in the uaw. we have great membership loyalty. the problem is it's just the first step. we have watched in this state right wing legislatures pass laws to take away the collective bargaining rights from public sector employees on health care and pensions. they did a petty vindictive law that took away the right to dues deductions for teachers. that's why we're fighting here today, we want to stop this before they try it take away the rights of private sector workers to bargain over wages or pensions or health care. this is about democracy and a
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